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Blue Jackets Start Talking Nash Contract

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Rich Nash’s agent states they will be listening to the Jackets offer and hopefully a deal can be worked out.

Read the AP story via USA TODAY.

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34 Players Invited To Team USA Orientation Camp

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey today announced that 34 players, representing 22 National Hockey League teams, have been invited to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Orientation Camp from Aug. 17-19, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Ill.

Of the 34 players invited to the camp, five have previous Olympic experience, led by three-time Olympian Mike Modano (Livonia, Mich./Dallas Stars/1998, 2002, 2006). Additional Olympians include Chris Drury (Trumbull, Conn./New York Rangers/2002, 2006), Brian Rafalski (Dearborn, Mich./Detroit Red Wings/2002, 2006), Scott Gomez (Anchorage, Alaska/New York Rangers/2006) and Jamie Langenbrunner (Cloquet, Minn./New Jersey Devils/1998).

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  Tags: team+usa

Only 48 More Tuesdays Without The Cup…Better Hurry Hoss

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

The longer this thing with Marian Hossa drags on, the greater the chance that the Hasek may burn to the ground.  Angry readers.  Frustrated and irritable. Sniping and spitting.  I blame myself.  I don’t give you guys fodder for conversation and all of a sudden the knives come out. 

So we’ll address that because we have to.  We must.  Break time is over. Ikea sucked.

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Recent UFA Busts

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated,

So as a cautionary tale, we present a handful of marquee free-agent disappointments. The list is not all-inclusive and certainly open to interpretation. Was Hossa a bust because Detroit lost Game 7 of the final to the Penguins? Paul Kariya has 80 points in 93 games with St. Louis since signing his three-year, $18 million contract in 2007, but do leadership and assists make up for a paucity of goals and a mostly lost 2008-09 season because of hip surgeries?

Tough calls, like the ones GM will be making at 12:01 pm on July 1.


Jay McKee, defenseman, four years, $16 million

St. Louis needed bodies to fill out its roster at the time president John Davidson overpaid, albeit moderately, for McKee….

Rob Blake, defenseman, two years, $12 million

A Blake homecoming in Los Angeles seemed like a natural, but he was largely ineffectual on a team in deep rebuilding mode….


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Monster Delays His Decision

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet,

Jonas Gustavsson, the free-agent goalie from Sweden is going to wait until after July 1 to announce his decision.

Gustavsson’s agent Joe Resnick told Hockeycentral “It’s highly unlikely we’ll commit before 12 noon Wednesday. With so many teams potentially making major changes to their rosters, maybe it’s best to wait and watch it unfold first.”

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Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“I thought some guys were tired in the first round of the playoffs — it’s unacceptable.  I think we need to change the look of our club. I think we need to change a little bit of the attitude of our club. It’s wide open and that’s a good thing for a player. So he [had] better be in shape because that’s something he can control.”

-New York Rangers coach John Tortella.  More from the coach by Andrew Gross of NorthJersey.com.

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Blues Appear In Good Shape

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

With Erik Johnson, Eric Brewer and Alex Pietrangelo returning – and with McKee and Woywitka leaving – the Blues defense will be much better with the puck. Expect fewer turnovers next season, better outlet passing and better quarterback play with the man advantage.

If the Note can add one more offensive defenseman, via free agency or trade, this will become the most improved defensive unit in the league. This team’s biggest weakness would become its strength….

So the team has few pressing needs. John Davidson, Larry Pleau, Doug Armstrong and Co. are shopping for a goaltender (Josh Harding? Craig Anderson? Scott Clemmensen? Ty Conklin?) to replace Manny Legace and another offensive defenseman to boost the transition game.

At forward the Blues are in excellent shape.


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Follow The Frenzy

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via NHL.com,

Hockey fans in the United States will be able to keep up with all the moves of free agency like their counterparts in Canada.

American hockey fans can watch the NHL on TSN: Free Agent Frenzy show on the NHL Network and follow all the moves and rumors during one of the League’s most exciting days.

The NHL on TSN: Free Agent Frenzy is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. ET, right after NHL Live (noon-2 p.m. ET).

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Sedin’s Thinking About Canucks Offer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

The fate of Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Vancouver took another turn on Tuesday as Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has left the twins’ home country of Sweden after speaking to the twins in person.

Sources tell TSN that the brothers are with their agents JP Barry and Claes Elefalk in Stockholm, Sweden discussing the team’s offer to extend the twins’ contracts.

The two sides, Sedins included, met with Gillis for two hours. Gillis presented his team’s offer before flying back to Vancouver.


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  Tags: daniel+sedin, henrik+sedin

More Talks With Bouwmeester Today

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,

Both Jarome Iginla and Robyn Regehr made calls to the Edmonton native before Sutter travelled north up the QEII yesterday for a face-to-face meeting with Bouwmeester and agent Bryon Baltimore.

Baltimore said another meeting will take place today in Edmonton.

“We had some discussions about the overall situation,” Baltimore said last night. “I think we have a reasonable understanding of each other.

“We’ll see what transpires.”...

The notion Bouwmeester has another level of excellence in him is what makes signing the 25-year-old a massive priority for Sutter and the Flames. If he hits free agency tomorrow, teams will throw ridiculous amounts of dollars his way.

Few may be able to offer the balance the Flames sport, with a winning team and a special environment in addition to a solid amount of money.


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  Tags: jay+bouwmeester

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